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Yermo
4 years ago
Blog Article (11743)

Guest Post: A Rolling Meditation

This is a guest post by Robert Argento.On most Tuesday nights, I meet Robert over a glass of wine and we talk about subjects ranging from economics to philosophy and many topics in between. Often these conversations get related to motorcycling. This is his first post on M-BY-M. For more of Robert's writing see his own blog Marginal Returns to Zen. Most people tend to think of karma as what goes around comes around. Basically, you have a cosmic ledger of deeds good and bad that decid ...Read More

Yermo
4 years ago
Blog Article (11745)

Corporate Bloggers and a Question of Integrity

I get a ridiculous number of "corporate" guest blog requests. What these guys do, under contract with some vendor they never seem to want to disclose, is write generic motorcycle content. The catch is they want to include a link to said vendor despite the fact the vendor is so rarely in any way related to the content of the article. "Writes article about great roads in Europe then ends the article with a blurb about some dealership in Kansas." It's a ploy to increase link popularity and search ...Read More

Yermo
5 years ago
Blog Article (11750)

Riding Reflections : Two Very Different Travellers

There are always things to be afraid of. I remember the man from Buenos Aires that I met in Fairbanks. With honest fear in his voice, he had warned me, like so many others have, never to travel through Central or South America."Don't do it! Buenos Aires and much of South America is just terrible. Terrible! If you are European, Canadian, American they kidnap you. Chop off an ear or a finger and send it to you family. Hundreds. Thousands of people kidnapped in this way! I left. Got out of there." ...Read More

Yermo
5 years ago
Blog Article (11766)

Tempting Epic Irresponsibility

By Yermo. So I'm leaving with Audrey for a 6 day run down the Blue Ridge to the Gap and back again starting on Thursday. It'll be the first time since the early nineties that I've done any two-up touring. Due to a scheduling snafu, my buddy Yun can't join us as we had originally planned. It's not like I'm doing much with my life, so I said, "eh, I'm not up to much, how about we go down to the Gap together in July." I did feel guilty that I'll be spending yet another week on the road maki ...Read More

Yermo
6 years ago
Blog Article (11795)

Riding Reflections - Lessons learned at Keith Code's California Superbike School

A few months ago, on a racetrack ... It was the last track session of the last day. I was heading down the straight at something like 140mph, which is significantly slower than race speed but faster than my beloved Blue Bike can go, when my coach passed me and tapped his rear cowling to indicate I should follow him. This typically meant I had done something wrong, but not this time. For nearly a decade, my refrain had remained the same. "No way, Ryan! There is nothing you can do, nothing yo ...Read More

Yermo
7 years ago
Blog Article (11799)

Riding Reflections: Storytelling

When I was Out There, it seemed to me that time slowed down. Fleeting moments felt like hours that left lasting impressions. However once I came home, time began to slip into the future quicker than it had. Days turned to hours. Weeks slid by. Before I knew it, six months had past. It's been three months since I've written anything and I started this article two weeks ago on my birthday. It feels like I just put it down moments ago. We've all heard the cliche that time seems to ...Read More

Yermo
8 years ago
Blog Article (11800)

Riding Reflections - WorldRider

Something snapped over the last few days. There's this distinct point when idle musing starts to become something else, something dangerous. I've been sitting here at my desk in front of this computer for hours on end working on the software that runs this site. I really want to get the tagging and mapping software done because I think it would be cool to have especially for the next Deal's Gap trip. But as the hours turn into days and weeks my mind begins to wander. The last time I was at ...Read More

Yermo
8 years ago
Blog Article (11816)

Riding Reflections - In the Context of Powerful Women

"Our ideas lag our reality", I thought as I held another piece of previously near priceless and now worthless technology which was being relegated to the recycling bin. In this case it my coveted US Robotics Dual Standard 9600 baud modem from the late '80's. I used to be able to speak intelligently about the differences in the two protocols it spoke but can now not even remember the names. I've written custom communications software that controlled modems like this. I've put together and wired ...Read More

Yermo
8 years ago
Blog Article (11822)

Riding Reflections - Life Draining Stuff and Past Future Fortunes

I reached into my desk to grab a pen only to have a pile of other pens and detritus stand in my way. A few more seconds of a life pulled into the reality of objects as I fumbled to find the pen I was looking for. I stopped to ponder how much of my life have I wasted in the useless day to day interactions with things. Disgusted and annoyed, I've culled the contents of my desk to the bare minimum. A desk full of pens is ridiculous especially when all they do is to prevent you from effortlessly ...Read More

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